NIDA Officials Brief Early Career Investigators at SfN

NIDA officials provided advice on fellowships and grant opportunities to support early career investigators during the 2017 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Michele Rankin, Ph.D., Office of Research Training, discussed how to find research funding priorities and funding opportunities supported by Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health. Susan McGuire, Ph.D., Scientific Review Branch, explained the role of program officers and scientific review officers and summarized the application and scientific review processes. NIDA staff members then met with participants for small group discussions focused on training opportunities for international, predoctoral, and postdoctoral researchers, and grants for junior investigators, including transition awards, mentored career development awards, and independent research awards. NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., was among the NIDA staff who participated. NIDA Division of Neuroscience and Behavior speakers included Beth Babecki, M.A.; Mary Kautz, Ph.D.; Roger Sorensen, Ph.D.; Yu (Woody) Lin, Ph.D., M.D.; and Amy Lossie, Ph.D.